All breast implants, once placed in the body, get a capsule made up of scar tissue surrounding the implants. This scar tissue is meant to protect you, the organism, from the breast implant, the invader. If the capsule is thin and loose, then your breast implants jiggle and your breasts are soft and natural. On… [Read More]
Vaginoplasty vs. Labiaplasty
As the popularity of these two procedures grows, questions naturally arise on the differences between vaginoplasties and labiaplasties. As women age and especially after childbirth, the vagina tends to become a little looser and stretched out. Aimed to heighten the sexual pleasure of intercourse, vaginoplasty is a procedure that “tightens up” the vaginal tissue. Of… [Read More]
FAQs on Labiaplasty
Is this procedure growing in popularity? Labiaplasty has become more acceptable over the past decade, and that’s because techniques have improved, more patients are requesting the procedure, and more plastic surgeons are getting trained and specializing in the procedure. All of these things combined have led to it becoming less hush, hush and more accepted… [Read More]
Things to Consider When Considering Breast Augmentation in Hawaii
Breast augmentation (enhancing the breast with implantation) is a popular procedure here in the islands of Hawaii and worldwide. Getting breast implants is a very personal decision and if you are considering enhancing the size and look of your breasts or want to reconstruct your breast(s) after surgery from cancer or trauma, there are a… [Read More]
How Soon Can I Get a Mommy Makeover after Having a Baby?
We all wonder in amazement at those celebrity bodies that seem to effortlessly bounce back to normal, pre-baby size in no time at all after having a baby. Women all over the world and especially here in Hawaii would love to get back into swimsuit shape after having a baby as soon as possible and… [Read More]
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasties) in Kona, Hawaii
The Big Island is fortunate to have two Board Certified plastic surgeons with permanent offices, Dr. Paopao in Hilo and S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS in Kona. Tummy tucks are normally done after one or more pregnancies. Historically, this has been a reconstructive surgery where you would get rid of the excess skin, repair the… [Read More]
General Guideline to Exercising after Getting Breast Implants
After having any kind of surgery that involve a breast augmentation, you’ll need to take it easy for awhile immediately following surgery, but once you receive clearance from your surgeon, getting started with physical therapy or other exercises can help you return to your normal activities and way of life sooner. Performing stretches and exercises… [Read More]
Is Breast Feeding Possible after Breast Surgery?
Many women wonder if it’s possible to breastfeed after having breast surgery. Whether the surgery is a breast augmentation with breast implants or breast reduction and reconstruction, it’s not uncommon for us to get asked whether the breasts will produce enough milk for the baby. Breastfeeding is possible after breast implants, other forms of breast… [Read More]
What Makes a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?
Do you suffer from excess eyelid skin? If so, it is likely you will benefit from an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty). Excess eyelid skin (with or without protruding fat) is a common cause of hooding, which is both aesthetically undesirable as well as functionally debilitating. An eyelid lift is a very simple procedure used to… [Read More]
Recovering From Liposuction
A huge misconception surrounding liposuction is that, once you choose to undergo this procedure, you are “out” for an extensive amount of time. For most individuals this is just not true. Most surgeons recommend about a week off work, and for patients who have only undergone a small amount of liposuction, two to three days… [Read More]